And if ever America needed a captain of its society to hold the people together, it MUST be decided NOT in the next election — but within the psyche of the American people themselves.
Most African Americans descend from the half million Africans who landed on the shores of North America as captives during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
As we begin the 21st Century, two leaders in the public eye, Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, and Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, are vying for world wide recognition.
The difference between the two heads of state is strikingly dissimilar if not poles apart.
Excavations have found close to one hundred Nok settlements revealing terracotta sculptures from 500 BC (pictured above), pottery, and evidence of large iron furnaces also dating back to at least 500 BC.
Evidence of the Sao Civilization (500 BC-1500 AD) in present day eastern Nigeria, southern Chad, and northern Cameroon, near Lake Chad has traced its history to around 300 BC based on the discovery of pottery and terracotta sculptures (pictured above) at several sites in the area.
However, after huge pressure from 16 Jewish leaders from 14 Jewish organizations, (there are thousands of them), and Israel’s recalcitrance, Obama dropped his demand only 2 months later.
on February 8, 2010, Vladimir Putin banned a fictional television series which “dramatized” the lives of Moscow schoolchildren with scenes of rebellion and depravity.
After much public protest from parents and teachers alike, the prime minister brought the program to an end.Putin, who also blocked the American programming of The Simpsons and South Park due to their “undermining of social mores,” then advised the station to produce a positive series on school life.Working closely with Patriarch Kirill over the past year, Putin has arranged for the prelate to anchor his own television program, hold stadium meetings with Russian youth, and introduce a wide range of new Orthodox Christian curriculum in Russia’s public schools adding to the existing courses on Orthodoxy in spite of Jewish objections.Hailed as “the first Presidential Seder in America’s history,” by Haaretz and declared a “new tradition” to be observed for years to come in the White House by the New York Times, Obama joined Jewish advisers, David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Lesser, Susan Sher (Michelle Obama’s counsel), and Herbie Ziskend, a staff assistant to Vice President Joe Biden, to celebrate the Jewish rite. As Goethe pointed out, a great leader holds people together.Vladimir Putin is doing this very thing in a resurgent Christian Russia, whose Christian roots and heritage of many generations are being reestablished in that nation’s cultural and religious life.By contrast, Barack Obama did no photo-ops on Easter Sunday…no speeches.